V-MODA is the direct result of an intuition that came to Val after a summer in Ibiza, where he experienced the world’s greatest DJs and clubs, and the unique vibe of the White Isle. He wanted to somehow capture this contemporary culture, combining the love of great sound with a globe-trotting lifestyle driven by a need for music, fashion and art. Back in Los Angeles, one day Val found himself on Rodeo Drive, watching a woman step out of her Rolls Royce, dressed to kill in total haute couture. There was just one thing that ruined her perfect image: a set of cheap white plastic headphones. This was back in 2002. Kolton suddenly realized how to put his obsessions together – he would make stylish headphones with great sound, worthy of the most demanding audiophile, using metal instead of plastic to create the missing link, with a true fashion/lifestyle brand centered around music.
V-MODA is the embodiment of Val’s research, and continues to break down both aesthetic and technological barriers. Val is a graduate of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, where he studied Management Information Systems and Finance. After graduation, he became a strategy and technology engineering consultant for a number of Fortune 500 companies and leading brands. After Ibiza, he became an avid inventor, filing his own patents, while also producing remixes and further developing the V-MODA brand.